Reporting on Youth Violence
This workshop, made possibly by the Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health with additional support from the Stoneleigh Foundation, convened a wide range of national and local mental health and policy experts, award-winning journalists, educators and violence prevention advocates and grassroots activists. Participation was open to working reporters, editors, photographers, producers or bloggers for print, broadcast or online media based in or around the Greater Philadelphia area.
- Served as a forum for improving journalists’ knowledge of critical issues such as mental, physical health and environmental health impacts of youth violence; innovations in prevention and intervention; social, economic and legal implications, and responses by schools, public health institutions, and community and faith-based organizations
- Explored new research, reporting ideas and best practices with leading mental health, policy and prevention experts and award-winning journalists
- Confronted challenges — and identified opportunities — that exist for journalists pursuing these stories with limited resources
- Provided practical tools to enable journalists to successfully produce stories that examine the problem of youth violence and serve to educate and encourage prevention.